Should I adjust my lifestyle in order to learn Transcendental Meditation?
No, absolutely not.
Transcendental Meditation is a do-it-yourself technique, and requires absolutely no changes in lifestyle, religion or of any other nature.
This doesn’t mean that no change will occur. People who practice TM usually fully spontaneously cut down on smoking and drinking, sleep better, eat healthier, and develop better relationships with family and friends. But these changes occur fully naturally, from within.
We are aware that a number of rumours exist around the person Maharishi and his organisation, and that people fear that by learning TM they will secretly enter into an organisation that will require them to change their lifestyle.
These are rumours without any foundation. This is also why more and more governments or governmental organisations support the Transcendental Meditation technique, even in schools with young children, because it has been proven not only that the Transcendental Meditation technique (or the organisation that teaches it) is harmless, but to the contrary that it holds a lot of positive effects for those who practice it.
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What people are saying
“Transcendental Meditation has opened up a new world of good health and well-being for me. I am so much more in control of my life and realise that there is something I can do to reduce my stress levels and feel more relaxed. It is such a blessing — I am grateful to have found it.”
Aisling Drury-Byrne, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Musician & Teacher
“The best thing I ever did in my life was to learn TM as an architectural student in 1973. I have benefitted in a multitude of ways from it’s simple, easy practice. In the morning, when I sit down to practise TM, it’s as if I receive a mental bath. Having more energy and clarity as a result of my TM practice, I am able to give and receive more, not only in my professional life, but in my personal life also.”
Peter Mullins, Architect
“As a musician, I feel that it helps me to perform better and as a teacher, it allows me to approach the classroom in a relaxed state of mind which, I believe, in turn has a positive effect on my students. I would highly recommend TM to anyone who is looking for an easy and effective way to bring balance into all aspects of their lives.”
Rachel Robinson, Musician & Teacher
“I encourage all my patients to practice Transcendental Meditation. Experience Shows and research confirms, that it is the best vaccine against stress-related conditions. Regular practice keeps you inwardly settled despite being surrounded by chaos.”
Dr Donn Brennan (MRCGP), General Practitioner.
“Having practised TM and the TM Sidhi Programme for 27 years I find it hard to describe the magnitude of change it has brought to my life other than to say it has changed everything ; in a phrase perhaps it has made me a completely happy and enriched person enjoying all aspects of life.”
Derek Crampton, Businessman